CHICAGO — Luzern, Switzerland's Bodum Design Group AG was known for years in North America as the brand with a French press coffee system. Now it's out to make a whole new name for itself as a maker of electronic kitchen items, and is using plastics in part to differentiate itself from its competitors.
In the wake of the economic turbulence earlier in this decade, molders today find themselves in much better shape. Molders are gaining a competitive advantage by investing in people, equipment and seeking inroads into new markets on a global scale.
Growth in the injection molding industry is going to be driven by low financing costs and a continued move to reshore some business.